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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 21, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 3 Dry Spring Contributing Factor Sugar Beet Production Down beet products a 1969 WM ilighUr from the pre- vwuc yew, partly' due a dry spring and ooty .lair germiaa- aon of the becd. The total )W sugar beet crop yield WM SW.611 toot, dmn bn from The acre- age on, which sugar beetj were reduced .by 'about Collegiate Institute Addition Social Welfare Serves Many H. A. minister (Bud) Oboe, federal gounced fte agriculture, authorization By MABGARET LUCKHURST HeraU Stall Writer The department of social wel- fare in Alberta maintains M regional offices with a central office in Edmonton. Three of- are staffed with social waters-ancT clerical and su- pervisory staff. The Lethbridge regional office has social workers, 11 .clerical staff members, 2 unit suuei visors and a regional ad- This office is re- apeoEJble (or serving the lot- loving areas; city of Leth- bridge, Municipal District anmbers 26, 14, G; counties 26 and Waterloo Park. Towns and Tillages in these areas are included. There Is an essential differ- ence between welfare respon- of the city and those of the province. The city.'oi Lethbridge is responsible only for providing financial assist- ance to residents who are employable and re- assistance. Each ou- nicipaiiy abo has this resnoo- sibiiity. The provincial social develop- ment through department .regional offices vides financial aA to people who are not residents of a mo- cicipality. Applicants have to live on a self-supporting basis for' a period of one year before qualifying for irerisfrnrr in' addition (lie' department is responsible'for financial as- sistance to people who are eldV erry, and to parents living alone with dependent children. Aid is also erven to the disabled wbo have a disability which win in- capacitate them for a period longer than three months. The department also may give assistance to'any person for the purpose of rehabilrtn- tion or extra training especial- ry, tf it will, heip the individual The department, thruujii' its regional B responsible !or many other aaviigb in the welfare field, last year hrough the adoption program about chaareo in Alber- ta was placed in private homes; of tan number about 130 were placed frac the Lethbridge branch. The protecrjOB of ebJnren is still a primary concern of the department. Social id today have a 1 e r t e d ojnnnonity workers, pastoral conmeDars, teachsts, police and other.offidal. deal- ing with the public, to possible eases of child neglect or abuse. The object of the protection sernces offered .by the depart- ment is not to remove the child from the home when such cases occur, but rather to send a so- cial worker to the home to work with the parents and dak} in an attempt to resolve the prob- If, in severe cases, tte child must be removed from the home it is usually a temporary arrangement until the climate of the borne life has urproved. Tie department is also re- sponsible for the Bcensing and maintaining standards of within House in 391 acres'ui from Ittt and Mailed 3M67 (The 19631, yield per one above the Sugar fluent Ugh in the 1X9 crop, at MO pounds cf sugar per ton of beets, com- pered to a near record content of IB pounds per ton in IWt. There were about sugar beet gioweta in mtbern Al- berta bet year. They are paid a percentage of the money from the sale of the sugar, mo- lasses and beet The grow ers received frea this source (B per cent of the net sales of sugar, per cent on molasses and 2ft per cent on beet The came to a total of per ton of beets. The growers received an additional per the Agricultural StabiHia t i 0 n board of a per ton interim payment. (Last year's interim deficiency payment was per The payments were arrang ed for Alberta and ManitotM at the requevt of the Alberta Sugar Beet Growers' Associatiw, but with the imple- mentation of the InternaUooal Sugar Agreemeat and the con- sequent increase in. sugar prices, the final interim pay- meat is expected to be lower the year. The future of the sugar beet industry it ouuuuaed bright by growers' but wide price variations are expected in the irarket over the next few years, and much competi- tion coming from countries growing cane sugar. Improved machinery and irrigation couU have.beneficial effects on the industry as Uw call of the world market de- mands a high degree of effici- ency and kiw production costs. babies and the province. Siftdn PAST PRESENT FUTURE on our ability to M4 high but reol- kfk goali and work diligently toward eKcomplitriing pledge to .tuned" to mooVn .troodf and developments tn the homt building industry and to meet any that may appear. FIORINO HOMES LTD. Lethbridge is a receiving home under the jurisdiction of the regional branch. Through the branch, mainte- nance and recovery services are supplied. They are respon- sible for seeing that the terms of a maintenance order made in court against a' parent oi a temporary ward are met They can set in motion necessary Court action against the [hus- band of a deserted wife in re- ceipt of assistance for herself and her children. in all areas of the province foster homes are always need- ed. It is particularly difficult to place older children for adop- tion aod desirable foster homes must suffice. Social 'workers in the Leth- bridge regional office are as- signed diversified caseloads which means that each work- er handles all of the social de- velopment services for the to which1 he is assigned. In a i typical -day a social worker'.'might interview a cross- sectaTof troribtea people. In- terviews nay be held in the of- fice or in the person's home. In addition to this, .when it is re- quired, facial workers must present eases to Juvenile Cna-t or give evidence in District Court Begunmg Aug. 1 Juveok probation will become the re- sponsibility of the department ton, under the federal govern- menu Agricultural Stabuua- rjoo Act, a deficiency peyment the 1969 total return to the grower to per ton of beets. Sugar beets were first.grown in southern Alberta in 1904, when the Knight Sugar Com- pany came in from the U.S. and set up a sugar factory at Ray- mood. The company produced sugar for 'about 10 years and then moved operations to the U.S. In 1925, tones Ltd, Canadian Sugar Fac- commenced sugar refining operations in the plant at Raymond'and the sugar in- dustry was revived. About 10 years later, a second sugar fac- tory was built at Picture Bulte and a third plant was built later at Taber. The plant at Raymond was dosed m'uet, as Canadian Su- gar Factories Ud. moved to consolidate at the other two plants. ;._. Beet acreage in southern Al- berta, is about acres a year, but a voluntary acreage cut back of acres is ex- pected the season. Labor condtoonB for sugar beet workers came under fire ip a- 'OTC teteviscu1; program but''year.' Accusations of poor Mi AVMHM 'A' N. social more was development felt This be- cause the rebabrntatire .needs of offenders in this category is similar to adolescents who have become delinquent through abuse or neglect. made m the pro- gram were vigorously denied by officials of fa sugar beet growers1 aBBodaoon and term- id doctored Job, by one who has an axe to grind." The international sugar agreement, was drawn up in January of 1969, and was the first major step taken jointly by sugar trading nations since the oU agreement of 1998. A financial 'shot in the, arm came to beet grower? in Feb- ruary this year.with the an- nouncement of an interim de- ficiency payment on the 1969 TRUE... IN 1927 STILL TRUE TODAY 1970 Our motto has always been of utmost importance to us and will continue to be as we strive to keep pace with our ever growing community Locking and Planning ahead! Proud of our 43-year record or service in and Southern Alberta. NOW WITH 3 STOUES TO SBVI YOU: DOWNTOWN Jri An. i. MMM J27-5747 7th STREET SHOPPING MAIL Tffc S. (Hnrt to SwriMn Ph. NORTH-LETHBRIDGE 124 Old St. N. PhiM Thofi why we say "Putting You FIRST Keeps Ui We are proud to have been a part of the growth and progress of Lethbridge and South AJbertP'for over 24 years. Betides employing over 85 persons in our large GM dealership we also help to provide additional employment and business for allied trades and suppliers. Thus, we feel we contribute in no small way toward the city's economy. 'All signs point to PROGRESS with business and industry pn the upsurge we look' forward in 1970 to another banner year for Letfibridge and district. CMiriNll M Air, Nirafa, MmM X MM CflflfSI CMTWM BENY QUALITY USED CARS AND TRUCKS Our bright, modem showroom arid garaje complex it centrally located elote to downtown. Just dcroM 9th Street at Zrtd Avonue Soum is our OK Supermorftet. Cor lot, where'you can from nearly 100 eori and trucks o! all Our modem up-to-date, fully tquipped service department H by experts in the field factory-trained methonia who have the experience and know-how to your vehicle running ot top performance at oil. W< feature i large pom department carrying several thousand different items. We supply many garages and Wfyke stations throughout South with GM Parts and Accessories. CHEVROLET OLDSMOBILE Oiwy Ntras Epks CWry Tnxb 2nd Avt. and 8th StrMt S. Phorw 327-3147 OK SUPERMARKET CAR LOT 2nd Avt. and 9th Stmt S, 327-3148 INSURANT CORPORAnON, I irtvn ;